Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 12/16/22

State and local taxes and spending

MPR News: Minnesotans to avoid inflation-driven tax sting with huge bracket tweak

Duluth News Tribune: Paid family and medical leave may have its chance in Minnesota this year

Minn Post: Metro Transit office explores possibilities of land value tax districts

The Ely Echo: Editorial: Give it back: Rebate checks should be part of any state surplus plan

Austin Daily Herald: Big surplus prompts lots of spending, tax-cut ideas

Owatonna People’s Press: Residents voice concerns on proposed 9% city levy increase

Lonsdale Area News: Lonsdale approves 17.6% tax levy increase

St. Cloud Times: State education funding takes burden off residents, provides opportunity for students

Pioneer Press: Minnesota has a surplus of nearly $18 billion. Are taxes too high? Or spending too low?

KFGO: Advocates lobby for part of Minnesota’s $17.6B surplus

Star Tribune: Twin Cities property taxes jump, cutting deep into family budgets

Rochester Post Bulletin: Our View: Here’s our $17.6 billion holiday wish list

Star Tribune: Record surplus should spur innovation

KTOE: Lowering corporate taxes in MN isn’t top agenda item for major business group

Pioneer Press: Paid leave could come in 2023 with DFL majority in Minnesota

KTOE: Conservative think-tank launches on-line campaign to give budget surplus back to Minnesotans

Alexandria Echo Press: City tax levy will bump up 5.77% in Alexandria next year

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: Hands already out for state budget surplus

Twin Cities Business: How Minnesota Ended Up with a Record-Breaking Surplus Amid a Challenging Economy

West Central Tribune: Minnesota Opinion: Here’s our $17.6 billion holiday wish list

Park Rapids Enterprise: Hubbard County officials explain 19% tax levy increase

Rochester Post Bulletin: Rochester School Board approves taxes payable in 2023

Faribault Daily News: Taxes going up, mostly for Public Safety Center

KNSI: Sartell Approves 0% Property Tax Increase

The Globe: Council approves final tax levy at 15.44% increase, adopts TIF district spending plan

Hastings Star Gazette: Dakota County Board of Commissioners approve 2023 budget and property tax

Perham Focus: Perham sets final tax capacity levy at 16.36% increase; almost 15% lower than original prediction

Alexandria Echo Press: In the Know column: Where do Douglas County taxes go?

Pine Journal: Carlton County residents have tax statement ‘sticker shock’

Pioneer Press: Letters: C’mon, man! Quit taxing social security

Wadena Pioneer Journal: Wadena County passes a 3.13% tax levy increase for 2023; each commissioner gets a $9,515 raise

MPR News: How do you think Minnesota should spend its $17.6 billion surplus?

MPR News: Walz won’t support completely removing Social Security state tax

Pioneer Press: In MPR interview, Walz says he favors preserving state Social Security taxes on highest earners

InForum: Walz won’t support completely removing Social Security state tax

Minn Post: After dying off in 2022 partisan gridlock, chances for ‘Walz checks’ good in 2023

Park Rapids Enterprise: Park Rapids raises tax levy 3.5%

Alexandria Echo Press: Report: Minnesota has one of the least competitive tax structures in the nation

Labor market

KTOE: Minnesota Facing Massive Worker Shortage

KROC: Minimum wage set to rise January 1st

Star Tribune: Gov. Tim Walz ‘asking our team to be bold’ to attract workers to Minnesota

Star Tribune: Local governments raise wages to keep up with Twin Cities labor squeeze

KNSI: Walz Says Minnesota Added Jobs For 14th Straight Month

Pioneer Press: Minnesota sees 14th straight month of job growth; 6,800 jobs added in November

KTTC: Minnesota hits 14 straight months of job growth

KEYC: DEED: 14 months of job growth in Minnesota

KAAL TV: DEED: Minnesota unemployment rate inches up, job growth continues

Red Lake Nation News: Minnesota Hits 14 Straight Months of Job Growth

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota unemployment is still historically low in November

WJON: MN adds more jobs

Star Tribune: Minnesota added 6,800 jobs last month; jobless rate ticks up to 2.3%

KROC: Minnesota’s String of Job Gains Extended to 14 Consecutive Months

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Unemployment Rate Grew in November

Economic growth

Fox 9: Mpls, St. Paul ‘side hustle’ economy, availability ranked according to new study

Finance & Commerce: State not reaching economic potential, Minnesota Chamber report says